1. Will Andrew Bogut's Injury Cost Mark Jackson Golden State Warriors Coaching Job?

    Andrew Bogut 's fractured rib, as reported by the Associated Press (h/t ESPN.com ), sends the Golden State Warriors stumbling into the postseason at a colossal disadvantage, and nobody's footing is less sure than that of head coach Mark Jackson...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 10,515 reads 58 comments

  2. What's Next for Phoenix Suns After Missing 2014 Playoffs?

    The Phoenix Suns ' expectation-defying campaign won't end with a playoff berth, but nobody associated with the upstart club will be disappointed for long. That's because these Suns are just getting started...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 5,741 reads 25 comments

  3. Dunk of the Night: Monday, April 14

    Toronto Raptors forward Amir Johnson threw down the right-handed hammer to earn Dunk of the Night honors on Monday...

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  4. Bleacher Report NBA Experts Pick 2013-14 Award Winners

    Why wait until the end of May to find out whether LeBron James or Kevin Durant wins the 2013-14 NBA MVP award when you can get a sneak peek at the vote right now? Admittedly, you'll ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 391,343 reads 908 comments

  5. Are Golden State Warriors Still a Playoff Threat Without Andrew Bogut?

    The Golden State Warriors faced a brutally tough road through the playoffs before the news broke about Andrew Bogut 's cracked rib. Now, they shouldn't even expect to survive the first round...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 9,864 reads 73 comments

  6. Kyrie Irving Shreds Cleveland Cavaliers' Effort, Says 'It's Disappointing'

    Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving isn't going quietly. With just one game standing between Irving's Cavs and the end of a completely lost season, the increasingly frustrated star turned up the volume on his team's obvious malaise...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 17,220 reads 149 comments

  7. Should Los Angeles Lakers Let Pau Gasol Walk Away in Free Agency?

    Pau Gasol 's season is done, and barring a surprising change in circumstances, so is his Los Angeles Lakers career. All things considered, that's probably for the best...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 17,205 reads 156 comments

  8. Is Roy Hibbert Holding the Indiana Pacers Back?

    The Indiana Pacers notched a critical, potentially season-altering win on Sunday, defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder by a final score of 102-97. And Roy Hibbert had almost nothing to do with it...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 13,494 reads 98 comments

  9. Carmelo Anthony's Free Agency Puts Major Pressure on New York Knicks' Offseason

    Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks have nearly finished the year from hell, but the worst may not be over. The upcoming offseason will be fraught with franchise-altering peril...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 25,013 reads 50 comments

  10. Carmelo Anthony Misses NBA Playoffs for First Time in His Career

    Carmelo Anthony could always rely on his unbroken streak of playoff appearances as a defense against critics who panned his shot selection and condemned him as a player who couldn't lead a team to success...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 10,393 reads 110 comments

  11. Will Anybody Vouch for LeBron James as MVP?

    The shift from vocal support to utter silence was a gradual one, but it's almost impossible to find anyone who'll speak out in favor of LeBron James ' MVP credentials these days...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 16,245 reads 175 comments

  12. Dunking Roy Hibbert Was 'Like a Gazelle' in 1st Practice Since Pacers' Rest Day

    Thanks to a little rest and relaxation, Roy Hibbert and his once-beleaguered Indiana Pacers teammates are feeling positively springy all of a sudden...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 4,557 reads 21 comments

  13. Nick Young Willing to Take Discount to Stick with Lakers, Wants to Retire in LA

    Forget swag for days. If Nick Young has his way, the Los Angeles Lakers will have swag for years. And it might even come at a discount rate...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 26,966 reads 136 comments

  14. Why It's Finally Time for Steve Nash to Walk Away from the NBA

    It's painful to even consider telling Steve Nash he should walk away from basketball. He's been around too long and played too well for anyone from the outside to have that right...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 13,075 reads 59 comments

  15. Ugly Stretch Run Won't Stop Indiana Pacers from Contending

    It speaks to the depth of the Indiana Pacers ' struggles when Chris Copeland's game-winning runner against the worst team in the NBA stands out as a highlight of the season's second half...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 885 reads 15 comments

  16. What Would an LA Clippers-Oklahoma City Thunder Playoff Series Look Like?

    The Oklahoma City Thunder notched a hard-fought 107-101 road win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday, and the only certain takeaway from the heavyweight slugfest was ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 2,049 reads 7 comments

  17. Dorell Wright Nails Game-Winning 3 to Bury Sacramento Kings

    Portland Trail Blazers forward Dorell Wright buried a decisive left-corner triple to slam the door on the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday. It was Wright's first game-winner in 10 seasons as a pro...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 4,643 reads 5 comments

  18. Defense Alone Won't Win an NBA Title

    It's time to retire the outdated NBA axiom that defense wins championships. It's an oversimplification, it's misleading and it was never technically true in the first place...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 9,320 reads 68 comments

  19. LeBron James Pounds Reverse Putback Slam Against Memphis Grizzlies

    LeBron James earned some extra style points for throwing down a rare reverse putback jam against the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 12,327 reads 14 comments

  20. NBA Could Consider Subsidies for NCAA Players to Keep Them in College Longer

    NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is serious about raising the league's age limit. Serious enough, in fact, that he's willing to pay NCAA players in hopes of making them stay in college an extra year...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 37,631 reads 117 comments

  21. Mike D'Antoni's Lame Duck Status Won't End Well for LA Lakers

    Even if Mike D'Antoni 's brief tenure with the Los Angeles Lakers hadn't been marked by two horrendously disappointing seasons, deafening calls for his ouster and constant sniping from his own players, he'd still be on thin ice right now...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 4,619 reads 31 comments

  22. Every NBA Playoff Team's Secret Weapon

    The most important weapon in any NBA team's playoff arsenal is a superstar like LeBron James or Kevin Durant . With few exceptions, it takes at least one top-10 superstar in his prime to secure a title...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 46,546 reads 99 comments

  23. Rex Chapman Taking Major Heat for John Calipari, LA Lakers Rumor

    Rex Chapman set Twitter on fire before the NCAA championship game when he said Kentucky head coach John Calipari was headed to the Los Angeles Lakers , and now he's the one taking some heat...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 12,947 reads 19 comments

  24. Cleveland Cavaliers Can't Afford to Let Kyrie Irving Be Their Next LeBron James

    If you think calling Kyrie Irving "the next LeBron James " is a compliment, think again. In his brief NBA tenure, the Cleveland Cavaliers point guard has filled the role LBJ vacated in all the wrong ways...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 1,384 reads 4 comments

  25. Would Brooklyn Nets Have Edge over Miami Heat in a 7-Game Playoff Series?

    With the Indiana Pacers cratering at the worst possible time, the Miami Heat find themselves looking for a new primary threat in the Eastern Conference. They won't have to look far...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 4,662 reads 50 comments